The Commiphora Mukul shrub is cultivated in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Guggal is the resin harvested from this wild shrub. Guggal is often cited as the most important resin in Ayurvedic medicine. It have been used for centuries for natural treatment of a variety of ailments.
Guggal can be added to water and brought to a boil and let to simmer on reduced heat for at least half an hour.
Guggal is known to have a unique pungent, bitter and astringent taste, with a hint of sweetness. This is coupled with a warm, herbaceous smell.
Botanical name: Commiphora mukul
Also known as: guggul, Indian bdellium-tree, mukul myrrh tree, غوغال , Devadhoop, Indian bdellium, Kaushika, Muqallal yahood, Muql, Bu-e-Jahudaan, Aflatan, Gukkal, Indian Myrrh tree, Moqle-azraqi, Kondamamidi